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Harold BETTS

Regimental number4063
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolState School, Footscray, Victoria
Other trainingInternational Correspondence School
Address134 Charles Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E Betts, 134 Charles Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Date of death17 March 1917
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBapaume Communal Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmunds Thomas and Emma Edith BETTS, 134 Charles Street, Footscray, Victoria, Austalia. Born at Adelaide
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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